Sheridan/SW Polk/West Valley Fire Districts responded to multiple small fires along Highway 18. First arriving firefighters found several small fires next to the highway. Multiple calls were received from the public that these fires were spreading. Multiple brush units and water tenders were requested to assist. The roadside fires were rapidly controlled and extinguished.
A commercial fire also erupted at 27775 Hwy 18. This incident was found to be West of the original fires. Sheridan/SW Polk/West Valley Fire Districts Battilion Chief 140 arrived on scene to find multiple outbuldings and debris actively burning and spreading rapidly.
The cause of those fires are currently under investigation by The Oregon State Fire Marshal’s office.
Sheridan/SW Polk/West Valley Fire Districts would like to thank our partners for their assistance in extinguishing these fires. All of the fires were extinguished with the assistance of the following agencies: Polk County Sheriff’s Office, OSP, ODOT, Grand Ronde Tribal P.D., Polk County Fire District #1, ODF, North Lincoln Fire and Rescue, Amity Fire District, McMinnville Fire Department, and The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Natural Resources Department.